New Naming Policy for Google+ - Nicknames now allowed
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New Naming Policy for Google+ – Nicknames now allowed


Google+ naming policy Olawale Daniel image

Few days ago, the Vice President of Google+, Bradley Horowitz, wrote and posted an article on his profile naming it “Toward a more inclusive naming policy for Google+In the article he said and we quote:

“When we analyze the set of all name appeals on Google+, we find that they generally fall into three major categories: – The majority (60%) of these users want to simply add nicknames. – About 20% of appeals are actually businesses (who are inadvertently trying to set up their business as a Profile, rather than using Google+ Pages which were intended for this purpose.) – And the remaining 20% would either prefer to use a pseudonym or another unconventional name.”

Google+ naming policy Olawale Daniel imageMoreover, there are other helpful and useful feature recently released, using names in another scripts have been found on Google+ now, unlike before when it is not acceptable to have nicknames and names in script. It now means that, name such as the one for my friend, Zainil Dedhia can now be written in an Indian Language as ????? ?????? .

Also, people can now use names such as Olawale Daniel “the king of pop” or something similar as Olawale Daniel “The Rock Star,” and many more. Bradley said that he wants to make Google+ to become a good place for people to share information worldwide – with world-wide sharing capabilities by allowing everyone to be who they want to be.

However, in the naming policy post published, he declared that, the all Google+ users of will now be able, starting from that moment of the post to add alternate names on their Google+ profile account – making it to become a real treat to Facebook’s style of allowing everyone to bear whatever they wanted to be identified as.

But before you take action in changing your name, you must understand it that, once you’ve changed your Google+ account name, it will automatically reflects on all your Google account services! So, you should be prepared for that before changing the name.

With the new Google+ naming policy, you will now be able to use your most commonest names for your friends to easily search for you online and some other benefits.

How to Change Your Google+ Name to Nicknames

If you want to change your Google+ profile name, all you need to do is, just head over to your Google+ profile page.

At the  top right hand side of the screen, click on Edit Profile icon (the Blue button at the top). Once you’ve clicked on that link, the name changing page will open up for you and you can then change your information. But before that, you will see a frame that will open up for you, click on your name and you will be able to change it to what you want.

Use the steps mentioned below: Google+ Profile -> Edit Profile -> Select Your Name -> More Options.

Bradley continued saying:

“Today we’re pleased to be launching features that will address and remedy the majority of these issues. To be clear – our work here isn’t done, but I’m really pleased to be shipping a milestone on our journey.”

And he concluded by saying:

“Today is a small step towards improving the ways in which you can communicate your identity on Google+. We will be listening to feedback from the community and will continue to refine all aspects of how we handle names and identity over the coming weeks, months and beyond.”

And with the introduction of this new naming policy for Google+ profile, you can use now use pseudonyms in your profile name without hassle.

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5 comments
  1. sumaila adamou

    January 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I am glad to know google + now allows networks nickname on social ones, for all who want part of my circle of friends is google + Sumaila

    Reply
  2. Zech

    January 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Good to know that we will be able to use our nicknames in our google plus profile. Looks like google is making their policies more and more user friendly. Great post and really good to know about it. 🙂

    Reply
  3. Suchmaschinenoptimierung

    January 31, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Hey Daniel, I’m Maria from germany. You have a nice Blog and a nice article … Thank You.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      February 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      You are welcome Maria

      Reply

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